Engine Daewoo T22SED

The 2.2-liter 16-valve Daewoo T22SED engine was assembled from 1997 to 2002 for the US market and was installed only on the American modification of the rather popular Leganza model. This power unit is inherently a variation of the well-known Opel X22XE engine.

SE-series: T18SED, X20SED, T22SED.


Production years 1997-2002
Displacement, cc 2198
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 136
Torque output, Nm 202
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 94.6
Compression ratio 9.6
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Daewoo Leganza 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~340 000
Weight, kg 145

The engine was installed on:

  • Daewoo Leganza in 1997 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the Daewoo T22SED engine

  • The main disadvantage is the small resource of the timing belt, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • The second most common engine failure is a frequently bursting exhaust manifold;
  • An electrician regularly throws up problems, more often than others the camshaft position sensor or the crankshaft position sensor fails;
  • The reason for floating engine speeds is usually contamination of the idle control, crankcase ventilation or EGR valve;
  • The use of low-quality oil quickly affects the condition of hydraulic lifters.

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